- Salar Jung Museum - The Treasure Of Hyderabad.
- Salar Jung Museum, the third-largest national museum of India is probably the only museum of its kind in the world having collections of Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan (1889-1949).
- The Salar Jung Museum is an art museum located at Dar-ul-Shifa, on the southern bank of the Musi River in the city of Hyderabad, Telangana, India. It is one of the three National Museums of India.
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Salar Jung Museum Hyderabad Entry Fee
- 20 for Indians
- 500 for Foreign Visitors
- Free for Students with ID Cards (up to 18 Yrs)
- 50% Concession for defence personnel in uniform & organized Kisan parties
- 50 for Still Camera
Salar Jung Museum Hyderabad Phone
040 2457 6443
Salar Jung Museum Hyderabad Timings
|Monday||10:00 am – 5:00 pm|
|Tuesday||10:00 am – 5:00 pm|
|Wednesday||10:00 am – 5:00 pm|
|Thursday||10:00 am – 5:00 pm|
|Friday||Closed / Holiday|
|Saturday||10:00 am – 5:00 pm|
|Sunday||10:00 am – 5:00 pm|
Salar Jung Museum at Hyderabad, India.
- Salar Jung Museum, the third-largest national museum of India is probably the only museum of its kind in the world having collections of Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan (1889-1949), the erstwhile Prime minister of Nizam, who carried the title of Salar Jung III being third in succession of a noble family serving Nizam's state in south-central India.
Salar Jung III
Salar Jung Museum History
- The major portion of this collection was acquired by Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan is popularly known as Salar Jung III. The zeal for acquiring art objects continued as a family tradition for three generations of Salar Jungs.
In 1914, Salar Jung III, after having relinquished the post of Prime Minister to H.E.H., the Nizam VII, Nawab Mir Osman Ali Khan, devoted rest of his entire life in collecting and enriching the treasures of art and literature till he lived. The precious and rare art objects collected by him for a period of over forty years, find a place in the portals of the Salar Jung Museum, as rare to very rare pieces of art.
With a view to perpetuate the name of Salar Jung as a world-renowned art connoisseur, the Salar Jung Museum was brought in to existence and was opened to the public by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the then Prime Minister of India on 16th December 1951.
Collection of Objects at Salar Jung Museum
- The Museum has a magnificent global collection of art objects and antiques not only of Indian origin but mostly from countries Western, a sizable collection hails from Middle Eastern and Far Eastern origins. Apart from these, there is a Children's section, a rich reference library which contains reference books, a large collection of rare manuscripts etc. Thus, this Museum has become popular, not only as a place of interest but also as an institution for education.
Out of the several rare objects, one of the important and interesting object collected by Salar Jung I was “Vellied Rebecca” an enchanting marble statue which was acquired by him from Rome in 1876 during his visit to Italy. The western collection is from England, Ireland, France, Belgium, Italy, Germany. A set of Ivory chairs said to have been presented by Louis XVI of France to Tippu Sultan of Mysore deserve special mention.
A jade book-stand “Rehal” having the name of ‘Shamsuddin Altamish’, an archer’s ring inscribed with the legend Sahib-e-Quran-e-Sani, the title of the Mughal Emperor, Shahjahan is masterpieces. A dagger and a fruit knife made in jade decorated with precious stones are said to belong to Jehangir and Noorjehan respectively. A good number of Indian Miniature Paintings in the early style of Western India of 14th and 15th Centuries representing Krishna Leela themes are also formed part of the Museum’s Collection. There is a good number of Arabic and Persian Manuscripts dated to the 19th century and Shah-Nama by Furadausi are also among the valuable collection of the Museum.
A rare manuscript entitled ‘Lilawati” on mathematics and an ancient medical encyclopedia transcribed in India is in the collection. Oil and water paintings form an important part of the European collections.
- The present museum building was constructed on the southern bank of River Musi, which is in close proximity to the important monuments of the old city of Hyderabad like the historic Charminar, Mecca Masjid etc. The collections of the Museum and the library were transferred from Dewan Deodi to the new building in the year 1968, and two more buildings were added in the year 2000.
2000 Year Old Ancient Bronze Sculptures and Dancing Nataraja Statues
Mughal Empire Period Jade collection - wine cups, sword and daggers
Jade Room Gallery:
- Jade is a semi-precious stone, varies in colour from almost pure white, emerald green to dark black-green. The term jade includes Nephrite and Jadeite. The collection includes wine cups (plain and studded with precious stones) plates, cups, the book stands belt buckles, armrests, flywhisk handles and hairpins, etc. Most of the Indian jade objects are dated from17th to 19th centuries based on style, decoration and polish and can be said that they were carved during Mughal and later Mughal period.
A jade book-stand having the name of Shamsuddin Iltamish, an archer ring inscribed with the legend “Sahib-e-Kuran-i-Sani” - the title of the Mughal Emperor Shahjahan are masterpieces.
A dagger and a fruit knife made of jade decorated with precious stones are said to belong to Jehangir and Noorjehan respectively. Mughal period jade boxes in the collection shaped with exquisite skill depict creeper designs in conventional flower motifs inlaid with precious stones are indeed a proud possession of the museum.
- The pride of the museum is the outstanding Mughal Jade collection, which includes an exquisite, translucent leaf-shaped cup. In India jade carvings developed during the Mughal rule. Attractive objects in white, sea-green, pale green and mostly in Nephrite jade were produced. Bookstands, wine cups, mirror backs, sword and dagger handles dominate the Jade collection.
A speciality of the Mughal Jades is the pierced decoration and inlay with precious stones like rubies and emeralds. Displaying these dazzling decorations are few daggers reputed to be belonging to royal personalities like Jehangir and Noor Jehan.